Bathroom light fixtures, along with other hardware flourishes can establish an entire mood or style in one decorating accessory.
The different types of bathroom light fixtures are designed to give you focused task lighting at a mirror, diffuse lighting above a shower or bathtub, or overhead lighting for the entire room. They come in several distinct designs, with an almost endless number of variations on finish, color, glass, and size.
One of the different types of bathroom light fixtures is the bar light.
Bar lights are a series of small torchiers mounted on a metal bar that attaches to the wall above your sink and counter top. These versatile bathroom lighting fixtures hold either upward or downward facing glass shades, so the lamp might flood a mirrored cabinet or bounce light off the ceiling. Since there can be two to six shades mounted on the bar, they can stretch over double-sinks as well, eliminating the need to have two separate fixtures. Of course, you can find the shades in white, frosted, or translucent glass.
Sconces are another one of the different types of bathroom light fixtures. The sconce category includes fixtures that hold only one shade and one light bulb. These are similar to wall lamps found in other rooms of the house, such as a library or hallway, although bathroom lights tend to be less extravagant. A sconce could be placed in an area away from the sinks, such as in front of a closet or inside a separate room for the commode.
Finally, recessed lighting is a popular choice for ceiling illumination. Since the bathroom receives so much moisture, it is not common to find crystal chandeliers hanging from the ceiling! A great alternative choice from among the many different types of bathroom light fixtures is to go with recessed lighting. These are simple, circular lamps that lay flush with the ceiling, so they don’t have any hanging parts to collect condensation and dust.